Three Brown Women's Soccer Players Named All-Ivy

(Nov. 9, 2000) -- Senior co-captains Michaela Rooney (East Greenwich, RI) and Bekah Splaine (Cambridge, MA), and junior Kim Lanzire (Bristol, RI) earned 2000 Women's Soccer All-Ivy honors.

Rooney, who was the backbone of the Bear defense that only allowed 11 goals and boasted a 0.64 goals against average, was named First Team All-Ivy for the second consecutive year. From her sweeper position, she also contributed to the Brown offense, tallying three assists on the season to finish out her career with 12 points (3g, 6a).

Lanzire, the other First Team selection for the Bears, is making her first appearance on an All-Ivy team. The Bears leading scorer with 21 points (9g, 3a), she was tied for first in Ivy scoring with 11 points (5g, 1a).

Splaine, who is making her third consecutive appearance on an All-Ivy team, was named to the Second Team this season. A First Team All-Ivy selection last season, Splaine was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 1998. The second-leading scorer on the team with 11 points (3g, 5a), Splaine has tallied a career total of 39 points (11g, 17a) in just three seasons for the Bears. Her 17 assists rank seventh all-time for career assists at Brown.

The Brown women's soccer team finished the season with a 13-4-0 record, tying the school record for wins in a season. Set in 1977, the record has not been touched since 1984 when the Bears finished with a 13-1-1 record. With a 5-2 Ivy finish, the Bears ended the season in third place in the league, their best finish in Ivy play since 1994.